Final Fantasy XV’s DLC Order Explained; Episode Ignis Will Be Last Due to Story Impact

If you have been wondering why Final Fantasy XV’s Episode Ignis DLC will come last among the three “bros,” Hajime Tabata revealed the reason.

When Square Enix announced the release date of Final Fantasy XV‘s DLCs Episode Gladio and the release window for Episode Prompto, many were surprised by the fact that Episode Ignis was left for last.

Director Hajime Tabata told DualShockers the reason for the order of the episodes dedicated to the three “bros” during a recent conversation at Square Enix’s headquarters in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Turns out that Episode Gladio has always been planned as the first DLC, as the team intends to deliver enhanced action battle game play for it.

On the other hand, they have been debating internally on which one among Prompto and Ignis should come second. Ultimately, they opted to have Ignis as the protagonist of the last of the bro-focused DLCs, because what happens in his episode has a large impact on the story of Final Fantasy XV, and they want to have the time to create a really solid experience, pretty much keeping the best for last. 

(They’re going to make us suffer with Episode Prompto, and then finish the job with Episode Ignis aren’t they?)